Saturday, October 27, 2007

Just to bring a smile...

In the past week (or so) I had something pretty funny happen to me and also had a hilarious story shared with me by a good friend. So, this blog is nothing deep or thought provoking, it's purpose is only to bring a smile to your face and maybe a laugh or two.

Other Guy and I play on our church's co-ed softball team. Now to those who really know me, this has already made you start to snicker but stick with me. I have not played softball since middle school and let's just say that has been a while! However, in an attempt to do something fun together, we signed up. The season is almost over, just a few "rained-out" games to play but the most recent game we played was a double header. We were a few chicks short so I called my good friend Addie, who totally stepped up to the plate and came out to join the festivities! Because we were a few people short, I was asked to play 2nd Base. (Yes, ladies and gentlemen, me...2nd Base...bring it on!) Addie was asked to play catcher so she had a front row seat so what will go down in softball history.

I'll be honest and say that the second game was not going so well. The team was really good and had crazy good male hitters on their team. Any time one of these left handed players stepped up, I was asked to trade with Other Guy and play short stop. (Once again, me...short-stop...bring it!) When this guy stepped up to the plate, I wanted to make sure that he had a full and complete understanding of my greatest fear so I began to converse with him. After all, softball is NOT just a game but a time to socialize with other members of the Christian sports world! So I simply yelled out, "Hey hitter! Let's just try to avoid this general area right here!" While yelling this, I drew an imaginary box around my face.

This caught the batter so off guard that he started laughing and had to step away from the plate right as the pitch is being released...STRIKE! Suddenly, the whole team is laughing and asking me if I have any more one liners, oh the pressure! I will say that it brought me great joy to know that I add something to the team. It might not be amazing batting or super-man like throws but you need a big hitter out, bring out the big guns!

Now, on to my favorite story of the week.

Since moving to Kansas, I have acquired some pretty amazing friends. They each have their own special gift that they bring to my life and I am so honored just to share in theirs.

My friends from VA Tech, let's just call 'em "Clockies" have three boys and I love them all. They are so sweet and funny. Like their parents, they add something very special to my life and I can't help but smile every time I see one of these precious boys. I often refer to them, especially the younger two, as my future son-in-law!

While riding in the car with his mom, middle son starts telling her how he learned about romance. This caught her off guard considering he is only in kindergarten. So, she asked him where he learned about romance and he replied that his Sunday School teacher, Mr. Otte, taught him. This made Clockie laugh considering that Mr. Otte is newly engaged. She continued to ask middle son what all he knew about romance. Frustrated, he told his mom that romance is in the Bible. Mrs. Clockie explained to her son that she knew romance is in the Bible but still had some questions as to how this would apply to a child of six. So, he said, "Mom, it's in the Bible, right after Acts!"

After composing herself mom replied, "You are right, ROMANS is after the book of Acts!"

I'm just happy my potential, future son-in-law already understands the importance of Romance!

Peace Out!


Blogger Addie said...

As the catcher, I had the enjoyment of being in a front row seat to the show. I was so surprised that he cracked up like that! Unfortunately it didn't stop him from getting a run on that at bat, but it was still priceless!

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to go read some more of the book of 'Romance'. :D

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